Year 12 Visit Higher Education Exhibition
Year 12 had a very interesting and inspiring visit to the HE Exhibition in Surrey last week. There were 160 exhibitors from a range of institutions who spoke to the students about their university, courses and career progression opportunities.
To say it was a Higher Education event is a bit of a misnomer these days as the variety of exhibitors has greatly increased over the years. There were still Oxbridge and Russell Group universities exhibiting, but there were also stands for institutions such as the SAE Creative Media Institute, the London School of Business and Management and the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. The Armed Forces were also represented as was the National Apprenticeship Service and the Tante Marie Culinary Academy. There was definitely something there for everyone, whatever the young person’s plans after Sixth Form and the Sixth Formers were very fortunate to seek advice from such a diverse range of institutions all under one roof.
Tom May said "I thought that it allowed us to see a selection of brilliant universities in a snapshot, and provided us with the necessary information with regards to entrance requirements and course details."
There were also many seminars for the students to attend, including applying to university, student finance and student life. The next step for those thinking of going to university will be for students to visit the websites of their shortlisted universities and register for their open days. Another good website to use is www.opendays.com which is a one stop website for students to search open days for many institutions.